I am keeping it real here today.
When I was at the SNAP! Conference, I sat in on a session about adding texture, color and design to rooms. One of the speakers was Cynthia Bee from Utah Garden Blogs (Doesn’t she have the best name ever for a gardener?! Love it!) She showed us all that we could do with plants, specifically, terrariums. She has a “how-to” post on her blog.
I came home from the conference determined to plant some terrariums. I ran to Lowe’s to buy some moss.
|(there was only 1 container of it, and it was damaged, so I got it 50% off)|
I bought some activated carbon and aquarium gravel at the pet store, I gathered my glass containers, apothecary jars and cloches…. and went on a terrarium planting spree.
I was going to take photos of my beeeeeeee-you-tiful terrariums, and do a post about them, but I was out of town for a few days and figured I do it when I returned.
Um, it was NOT pretty.
And even worse…
So what did I do wrong? I have a few ideas…
- Cynthia Bee told us to use activated carbon and hers was in powder form, but the guys at the pet store told me pellets would work. I think I should try powder.
- I also wonder if the Irish moss that I snapped up at a bargain had the gnats already in there and then I brought it into my house.
- My containers might have been a bit too small.